Thursday, March 21, 2013

Good Luck Lady Lexi

Well, it's been about five weeks since I sent what was to be a surprise gift to Michelle.  Don't know where the package is, but it hasn't reached it's expected destination.  Michelle and I decided I could blog about it in hopes that just after I do this, the package will arrive as sometimes these things do.

Originally I had planned to do a Valentine's gift, but I fell behind on that score.  But then Michelle opened an Etsy Shop, Lady Lexi Designs, so I thought a little good luck gift was in order to wish her well on this venture.

I decided to stitch this pretty pink flower from the Workbasket.  You can find the pattern here.  It seemed perfect for an Altoid tin top and I love the design.  I had planned to put Michelle's initials on it, but then the shop name seemed like an even better idea.  Actually, the shop is named after Michelle's dog, so may this is a tribute to her dog as well!  It's stitched over-one on off-white Monaco.






To go inside, I crocheted a cute little pincushion sunburst granny square with #10 crochet cotton.  I made two sunburst granny squares and joined them together through the back loop.  There are two squares of blue felt underneath and some fiberfill inside.    If you are a crocheter and want to make your own,  you can find the instructions for the square here.

And hoping to provide a guardian angel, I included an adorable angel bead fob from Melanie's Moonraker Lampwerks.  I hope the angel doesn't let us down!




I also included a pretty bookmark made from a design by Pelin Tezer.  I don't see it online any longer.  This was done on 14-count Aida, a piece that Michelle sent to me as a gift previously!  It's very soft Aida and nice to work with.




If we all keep our fingers crossed, maybe this package will find it's way to Michelle!

26 comments:

Deb said...

I really hope that your gift makes it to Michelle because it's beautiful. Such a sweet finish and the stitching looks wonderful. I hope that posting this will make it appear and arrive on her doorstep.

Michelle said...

Wow! Thank you Annie - it is such a stunning gift and so thoughtful! I LOVE everything and I hope it arrives soon!

Jackie said...

I hope the package to Michelle arrives safely soon! It's too cute to be lost in the mail!

Vickie said...

Such thoughtful pretty gifts. Let us hope and pray it arrives safely and quickly.

zoomcity said...

Oh, Annie, that's so cute! I hope this post does its juju and it arrives soon.

Annette said...

What a wonderfull piece you have made for Michelle.
I really hope it will arrive soon, very very soon!!!
It's too wonderfuul to get lost in the mail!!!

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, what a wonderful present you made for Michelle, with so many wonderful pieces! I sure hope it makes it to its destination. So sad if it doesn't. :( Fingers crossed! I just had a package take a very long time to reach me, so maybe the same will happen for you.

Anne said...

Lady Lexi is so beautiful! Love the little angel pin. I will have to check out that site. Thanks. You do real nice stitching Annie! :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What an awesome job you did on such a wonderful gift! I hope it shows up soon. I need to do Altoid tin finish one day. Yours has inspired me!

ArchangelDecker said...

Hope the package arrives soon. The tin turned out gorgeous!

Jane Galley said...

After all the thought and effort that has gone into this, I hope it finds it's way home soon. It's such a lovely collection

Carol said...

Another gorgeous tin finish, Annie! You always finish them so perfectly :)I sure hope Michelle gets to see it in person very soon. With the cost of mailing these days, it sure better arrive soon!!

And I love what you included with it--Melanie's beads are so darn cute!! The crocheted pincushion is lovely, too--such pretty colors you chose. And I'm sure Michelle is pleased to see that you used the fabric she sent you...

Blu said...

Another gorgeous tin! I love looking at your tin finishes. They always look so amazing.

Mii Stitch said...

Poor Michelle! I really hope her little parcel turn up because you've made some lovely things!! That tin is so sweet ☺

Karen said...

Your finished tin is beautiful, Annie, and I love the crocheted pincushion, too. Even if the package doesn't arrive your friend can enjoy these pictures and your thoughtfulness in making these for her. But I hope it does!

Anne said...

Such a lovely surprise gift Annie! The tin and the little grannie square are adorable and I truly hope that the package arrives soon. Have faith!

Melanie said...

Lots of good thoughts for your package! That finish is way too pretty to be lost somewhere forever. :(

Claire said...

Hope it turns up soon.x

Mylene said...

What lovely gifts. Hope it arrives soon!!

♥ Nia said...

Lovely gift :) I hope it will arrive soon!!
Hugs to you sweetie

Hetti said...

That are beautiful gifts Annie and I love the Altoid Tin.
Also your Polar Bear is sooooo cute with the different stitches in bright colors,
XXX Hetti

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Anna van Schurman said...

What a great gift! I hope it arrives.

Nicky said...

Oh boy I really hope it gets there Annie, it's a beautiful gift! Good luck with the mail and I hope you have a very happy Easter...

Sandra said...

Lovely gift, hope it finds its way soon...

Olga said...

Gorgeous stitching and finish. I hope your lovely gift has made it to your friend.